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Jan 10, 2007 02:14 PM

If you had only one night in Montreal where would you eat?

My wife and I are escaping from the kids and coming up to Montreal from Vermont for 2 days and only 1 night. Where should we eat? From past visits we like Toque, L'Express on St Denis, Ferreira, Le Bearn on Cotes Des Neige, Milos. Merci.

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  1. That's a very, very subjective answer, but I would say Club Chasse et Pêche or le Pied de Cochon.

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    1. re: Frenchie

      I have to disagree on Club Chasse et Pêche. I have been there with my husband and the food is not worth the price. It looks like a tourist trap to me. The pied de Cochon is unique in a good way. I would also recommend Brunoise, L'Express and Cocagne.

      1. re: Josee

        I've been to Club Chasse et Pêche twice last year it they were two of the best meals I've ever had. The staff was friendly yet extremely professional, the food masterfully executed, their "ravioli de pintade" with foie gras shavings were to die for as was the suckling pig and foie gras risotto. The Harem is my favorite dessert there. It has nothing to do with a tourist trap.

        1. re: Simon Patrice

          Re-reading my post, I realised that it could sound a bit harsh. I just wanted to share the great experiences I'd had there.

    2. If I only had one night, I would go to Au Pied de Cochon for the unique dishes and the excitement. But if I needed to escape to someplace soothing, to be pampered by great food and great service, Anise would be my destination.

      1. Avoid Le Béarn. What once made it a great classic French restaurant is no more. The food is average and the ambiance cold, since there are fewer and fewer people. I would recommend Decca77 - the food is amazing and the location stunning. It also differs from the perenial favourites that everyone seems to recommend on chowhound. There is more to the Montreal scene than APDC and le Club...

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        1. re: swissfoodie

          Of course there is more... but they still are my favourites, can't help it. ;-)

          1. re: Frenchie

            Have you been to Decca77, just out of curiosity. If so, what did you think?

            1. re: swissfoodie

              I did and I honestly loved it. I thought the food and the ambiance were both incredible. It would definitely be in my ultimate Montreal upscale dining top 10. But ApC and Club occupy a very special place in my heart. I guess they are linked with very special memories as well (every single time I went to both places, everything from the food to the conversation and the people were incredible). :)

              1. re: Frenchie

                We went to Decca77 on NYE. We were very pleasantly suprised with how good it was. We had sea cucumber for the first time and some incredible oysters. People reacted only luke warm when we told them that we were going there for dinner. It seems that they dont get the respect they deserve. Not only was the food great, but the wine was very reasonably priced. We had a nice bottle of Malbec that went nicely with the seafood themed meal. I would definatly recommend Decca 77, even better than our meal at Club.....but I would have to say that Pied de Cochon was one of my most memorable meals in a long time.

                1. re: EP3

                  I agree with you that this is a restaurant in Montreal that doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves. Daren is an amazing chef and Alex certainly knows his wines.

        2. Go to Bronte. It's upscale, the food is divine and it's romantic and chic. We've been there 3 times since it's opened for several different years when we travel to Montreal. I believe they have a web site. I'd recommend it over Toque.